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  • Free forever
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    13
    Stories

    Free

    Posted in Staying quit 6 Jun 2022
    1 Comment

    Hi…can not believe I am 55 days free….still hard but hey I have saved $1500 and have not smoked 1087 cigarettes……smoked at 14 now 77….if I can do it so can you….free forever

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    34 days

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Jun 2022
    4 Comments

    It’s just been over a month and I’m so proud of myself never did I think it was possible for me to quit. What I’m finding the hardest is the absence I still feel where the smoking used to be. Can’t seem to shake that yet I do my best but still don’t feel motivated to do anything other than my walking. Just to get through each day is so challenging if feel lonely a lot of the time unmotivated depr...

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  • dstfry123
    Hunter New England
    17
    Stories

    Day 945

    Posted in Staying quit 5 Jun 2022
    1 Comment

    Day 945 - I don’t even think about it. I’m 57 and smoked heavy for 40 years. I used to read others journeys when they were on day 945 and I was on day 8 and think, I can’t wait till I get there. Blink of an eye I’m here to tell all those day 8s to keep going. Minute by minute, day by day, you too will make day 945. My life has changed. I have money, my health and know I’m strong. Cold turkey and ...

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  • Brian Dirou
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    Use the meds

    Posted in Staying quit 4 Jun 2022
    2 Comments

    106 days now 👍 Used the Zyban, patches and gum. 61 years old and had 40 years of heavy smoking. I've had enough. My health is heaps better. My feet are still numb, pains & pins and needles. Would still love to have a dhurrie, I miss them. I occasionally have an "air drag", works for me. A few peeps here going on about how disgusting they are etc. Get your hand off it, we all loved it and know ...

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  • Keith Porch
    2
    Stories

    Starting over - with a new weapon

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Jun 2022
    3 Comments

    I’m a 40 year old male who has smoked since I was 17 years old. 23 years of smoking! The time has come where a change has to occur in my life… the cigarettes MUST go! A bit of background about me - about 15-20 years ago I was playing professional sport and managed to hide my smoking from coaches and team mates. My smoking didn’t really have much affect on my fitness. I guess I was quite lucky...

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  • eddie39
    1
    Story

    quit smoking cold turkey

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Jun 2022
    3 Comments

    hello everyone my name is eddie i been smoke free for 32 days i have to admit this is one of the toughest thinks i ever done i also quit coffee and alcohol at the same time because when you drink beer it triggers the urge to smoke i been keeping bussy with walking every day and also reading a lot every day that i don't smoke i am proud of my self i used to smoke pack a day and drink every ot...

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  • Mol
    2
    Stories

    3 months mark

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Jun 2022
    1 Comment

    Hi All, I’ve reached 3 months. I’m so proud. I do get the odd craving but I just breath and in my mind I say to myself “cigarettes are disgusting “. It has been tough, especially in February but I’m fully convinced now that the most painless and effective way to quit smoking is cold turkey. I’m well aware that I am in recovery and I know I am vulnerable so I must not slip up or I’ll be back to sq...

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  • inae
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    none

    Posted in Reasons to quit 1 Jun 2022
    1 Comment

    i am 61 have to have surgery so been told to stop,, My granddaughters are telling me all the time to quite im also got no breath to take short walks. i did use patchs a few years back but was allergic to them

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  • Ris
    Illawarra Shoalhaven
    3
    Stories

    Never have one EVER

    Posted in Staying quit 1 Jun 2022
    2 Comments

    We are like alcoholics, one smoke and we are right back there. I'm 263 days, thousands in savings and I breathe without wheezing I refuse to go back. It gets easier and sometimes its weeks before I get a craving, and then it happens and I just ignore it and no it will go away. NEVER think you can be a social smoker you are an addict.

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  • Piff
    9
    Stories

    Day 80!

    Posted in Hints and tips 1 Jun 2022
    2 Comments

    Have reached 80 days nic free. I decided to go cold turkey this time around after failed attempts with nrt. I don't know if I read it here or somewhere else but what has made all the difference for me this time around is to consider myself a non smoker from the beginning and not a smoker that is trying to quit. It seems so obvious now but I never thought of it before. Hope this helps somebody. I ...

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